The New York Giants picked up their fourth all-time Super Bowl title on Sunday when they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The Giants are now one of five teams with four or more Super Bowl wins in franchise history.
The Giants were previously locked in a tie with the Patriots, the Raiders and the Washington Redskins with three Super Bowl titles each. The fourth Super Bowl title now brings them in line with the Green Bay Packers with four titles. The franchises still ahead of them in the all-time list are the Pittsburgh Steelers (still in first place with six titles), the Dallas Cowboys and of course, the San Francisco 49ers.
Niners fans will not need to worry just yet about head-to-head comparisons between the two franchises. Even if the Giants manage to make it to another Super Bowl title before the 49ers have another shot, the Niners will still have their perfect 5-0 record in the big game to lord over the Giants and their fans. In addition, the four titles for the Giants were spread out over 25 years, from 1987 until 2012. The Niners picked up their five titles in just 13 seasons, from 1982 until 1995.
In fact, the 49ers are the only franchise with multiple titles to never have lost on the grandest stage. That remains a staggering achievement and puts San Francisco in a class by itself.
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